Action Alert


The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.


Action Alert

Immigration

Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Director of the Office of Immigration Assistance, provided an update on current immigration issues, including the separation of families at the border, on June 19, 2018.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Justice for Immigrants (JFI) and Catholic Charities USA have offered a selection of things you can do to help END family separation.


Five Ways To Help Stop Family Separation

  1. Pray: You can find a prayer for migrant children here.
  2. Speak Up: 
    • Download, print, and send this postcard to your senators and representative urging them to stop the separation of families and pass bi-partisan immgration reform.
    • Contact your senators and representative directly by phone to voice your concern. You can find the number for your representative here and your senators here.
    • Publish a letter to the editor or opinion piece in your local paper—It will help build political support.
  3. Take Action: 
    • Contact your local Catholic Charities affiliate to learn about their material/volunteer needs. 
    • Consider fostering an unaccompanied child.
    • Join the Share the Journey global solidarity campaign with migrants and refugees.
  4. Give: To support agencies that are helping families and children impacted by the crisis. 
    • Catholic Charities USA is assisting unaccompanied children (100% of your donation will go to the 21 Catholic Charities agencies assisting unaccompanied children).
    • Help the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) protect families.
  5. Learn More: 
    • Read JFI's backgrounder on the Cost of Family Separation
    • Visit JFI’s “Family Separation Resource Webpage". 
    • Read the DHS/HHS Resource Sheet for Families.
    • See JFI’s list of quotes from Catholic Bishops.
    • View JFI’s May 30, 2018 webinar to learn more about this issue (webinar slides).

If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact JFI directly at familyseparation@usccb.org.

 


March for Our Lives on the Road to Change



This summer follow the students of March For Our Lives on the Road to Change – a bus tour that will stop at 50 different places across the country. Their goal is to register people to vote, especially the  eligible youth of America. The aim is to elect leader to go to Congress to solve the problem of gun violence in this country. No longer is it acceptable to say that nothing can change or sensible gun control laws are impossible. Join with the students who will begin their bus tour in Chicago on June 15th.

Click here to see the July and August tour dates.

How can you join the Road to Change?



100 Days of Prayer



Click the link below to view the second series of 100 Days of Prayer designed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

August 12-18 daily prayer list



 


Greening My Footprint



Greening My Footprint is a monthly email in English and Spanish that offers ways to reduce our carbon footprint. The newsletter will return in September stay tuned!



Human Trafficking



  • Sister Margaret Nacke of the Sisters of St. Joseph order in Concordia, Kansas, a  founder of U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, was in Hasting, Nebraska to do what she does best, educate the public about the realities of human trafficking. To learn more about her presentation, click here.

  • Are you purchasing slave-free goods and services? Click here to learn more.

  • Click here to read the July Stop Trafficking Newsletter

  • Watch a video or listen to a radio broadcast about human trafficking

 


 

Poverty in America


 

 

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Learn the fundamental principles of the Poor People’s Campaign.

The Forty Days of Action culminated with a rally in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people across the country participated in the Fourty Days of Action with many engaging in civil disobedience. Watch a video of these days of unprecedented action.